Recommendation 7: Data collection and research should be undertaken to evaluate the impact of non-heart-beating donation on families, care providers, and the public. Further information on the burdens and benefits of this approach to donation has to be gathered in a systematic, coordinated way. Further data is needed on: patient, family, provider, and public attitudes and concerns; the costs of non-heart-beating donation; the outcomes from non-heart-beating organ transplantation, and their effect on the willingness of transplant centers to accept organs from non-heart-beating donors.



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